Building Learners’ Global Skillsets and Career Development through International Internships (E/SI)

May 5, 2020 | 10:15 - 11:15

Location: 510
Track: Going Global

A consortium made up of Bow Valley College, College of the Rockies and Selkirk College was one of only two post-secondary applicants selected by Global Affairs Canada to implement GAC’s 2018-2020 International Youth Internship Program. By working together, these three institutions achieved much more than they could alone in developing internship opportunities with education and training partners abroad. These colleges have been innovative in creating opportunities for young Canadians to both acquire valuable skills for employment in international development and contribute to the advancement of other internationalization goals of the consortium members and their international partners. Presenters will share valuable lessons learned of common challenges and needs that the interns and international host partners experience in their internship placements. This session will also look at best practices for how to improve the planning and management of international internship experiences and the importance of integrating and applying the two major themes of gender analysis and sustainability to the student mobility initiatives.

Session Speakers

Chris Enns

International Development Officer

Bow Valley College

Derek Lemieux

Director International Education

Bow Valley College

Emily Kandborg

International Projects Coordinator and Student Recruiter

Selkirk College

Kerry Brinkert

Manager, International Projects and Partnerships

College of the Rockies